Hammers claimed to be paying Lingard’s way


Jesse Lingard is understood to be training at Rush Green with the club paying the way for him to do so .

The attacking midfielder lost his driving licence in July when banned for driving after failing to name the driver of his car when it was caught speeding.

The England international, whose Nottingham Forest contract ended in June, pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard Lingard was not driving his Range Rover in August 2022 but missed a letter asking for details.

The 30-year-old was fined £900 and banned from driving for six months.

However, he seems a happy chappie these days after being seen  laughing and joking with the West Ham squad.

And we have been told by a club insider that the Hammers are putting him up in a hotel at their own cost while arranging his travel to and from training.

Difficult to believe he won’t get a deal if you are ready to do all that.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Yes why not throw money at the arrogant clown? We have loads to spare, we are apparently prepared to let Fornals go on a free, £23 mill down the swannie and a better option than a jaded Lingard.

  • Hammeroo says:

    So Jesse Lingard, of dubious character, unreliable and having a track record of showing little respect for others, is preferred by David Moyes instead of honest, loyal, hard working, and family man Pablo Fornals. And I thought Moyes was particular in his preference to recruit players of good character. This will not end well!

  • Good Old Daze says:

    I thought he still retained an apartment near the London Stadium, so why would the club be shelling out for a hotel? And it’s probably not a Travelodge. And I expect he could afford the bus or a taxi to training.

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